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August '18

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • August 2018 • 45 els and can be applied either to an entire layer or directly to a brush. When the brush is dragged over the image, amazing color shifts can happen. Furthermore, the opacity of the layer or brush can be reduced to mitigate the blended effect. In Figure 13 I've painted over the sur- face of the portrait with various brushes, blend modes, opacities and brush dynam- ics to spice up the image and produce a colorful composition. As the brushes are dragged over the image, the exist- ing colors are altered depending on the currently selected foreground color, the color on the image being painted over and the blend mode being used. Hand-Made Computer Art The title of this section sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? But unlike fil- ters and color adjustments, using brushes to deposit or alter digital color is most definitely a manual process that requires a keen eye and a steady hand. Computer painting with brushes avoids the tactile and olfactory sensations of the studio, yet has the potential to produce startlingly creative effects. Whether you're using vector- or pixel-based software, you'll find the creative potential and versatil- ity of brushes quite seductive and worth your time to explore. SDG Figure 13: I've painted over the surface of the portrait with vari- ous brushes, blend modes, opacities and brush dynamics. Register Now: THENBMSHOW.com or call 800.560.9941 Indianapolis September 13-15, 2018 Education Begins September 12 Charlotte November 2-3, 2018 Education Begins November 1 Greater NYC/Meadowlands August 23-24, 2018 Education Begins August 22 TRAINING in the HALL ARC Imaging Resources ...............1008 Equipment Zone .............................200 Hirsch Solutions Inc ........................218 JDS Industries Inc ..........................800 Johnson Plastics Plus .......... 814 & 914 Mutoh America Inc .......................1000 ORAFOL Americas ........................1020 PDS Equipment ............................1014 PMM Supply/Workhorse Products ..508 T&J Printing Supply ........................310 TRW .............................................. 219 Hirsch Solutions Inc ........................803 JDS Industries Inc ..........................401 PDS Equipment ..............................209 TRW ...............................................802 TRW ............................................ 711 TRAINING STOP

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